Suspended ceilings are available with many variations enabling you to choose the kind that best meets with your requirements. Here’s a brief description of some of the more popular types of these ceilings:
Concealed suspended ceilings: This gives very neat looks as all the accessories offering suspension remain out of sight. The only important and serious consideration while opting for this kind of ceiling is whether you want the space between the two ceilings to remain accessible or not. The benefit of opting for an accessible design is that you can approach the void for all maintenance related issues, which won’t be possible with a non-accessible design. And, mind you, it’s not practical to alter the design once the ceiling has been fixed, unless the whole ceiling is dismantled and rebuilt.
Exposed suspended ceilings: This design of ceilings comprises of panels positioned in a ceiling grid. You also have a few design options in their case like the size of tiles to be used since they are all positioned into a grid. Perhaps, the most helpful feature of this kind of ceiling is the speed and ease of installation it offers. It is ideal if you have very limited time for completion of the project. And of course the other helpful point is that you get an easy access to the void for the purpose of maintenance.
Suspended ceilings with free span: This design results to giving you seamless kind of a structure. This design of ceiling comprises of ceiling planks that are kept together by the perimeter trim. Most often, you’ll find them being used for corridors. They can have a span of up to 2.50 meters with lined up planks, making it perfect for corridors. Here again, it’s possible to have them with an accessible design or a completely inaccessible design. The advantage of having an accessible design is that you can approach the void for undertaking any kind of maintenance.
Bandraster grid suspended ceilings system: This system has a very smart design that can be put into practice depending on the type of the building. This can be shaped to follow the design of the building, using the parallel suspension sections, which comprise this excellent system. In case the building has a round design, the tiles can tag along the building in a curved form. It requires preparing and assembling a horizontal bracing with the structure of the ceiling that helps preventing the ceiling to have any horizontal movement or vibrations. The bracing made in this suspended design of ceiling offers an option for sections that allow you to have demountable or totally inaccessible void.
Apart from some of the above described styles of suspended ceilings, there are other designs too that are not covered here. The description of the popular styles as given here should suffice to help you choosing an appropriate design for your suspended ceiling.